Friday weird stuff blogging

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

It’s Friday!!  I wish I’d been at that party….

Anyhoo, I was looking at the blog stats page, and I was inspired to a post about weird stuff.  Huh?  What?  Well, it’s always been interesting to me to read the search terms that have brought people to our little blog.  Here are a few:

Not surprisingly, “us banks in trouble” is a hot topic these days — 94 views from variations on that search phrase.

I guess people are looking for laughs as well — 219 views from people looking for “political cartoons,” mostly election related searches.  Oddly enough 17 views by people looking for “political cartoons about contraception.”

For a long time, the search term “fat frog” has been bringing people to TheZoo.  No idea why.  :D

The weirdest search term over the last two days has been “big fish” — 128 views.  Cool.

Other weirdness going on in the world:

This moose is a truck-lover.

Couple has had enough — saws house in half.

Stressed out? — Smash some stuff.

And finally…

Woman shot by wood stove — not enough kindling, dammit!

Have a great/weird Friday, all!

Antarctic Weirdness

I found this over at the Navel Academy

Scientists trekking across a little visited part of Antarctica have discovered a bizarre relic of the Soviet Union is dominating the South Pole of Inaccessibility.

In the middle of no-where – literally the point on Antarctica furthest from the sea – an imposing bust of revolutionary Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin peers out onto the polar emptiness.

A Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse met Lenin this week while nearly a thousand kilometres to the south another group were “moving” the South Pole – literally.

A barber’s pole marks the actual spot but the US Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits on top of a moving ice-sheet – so the Pole moves.

The Inaccessibility Pole marks the point on Antarctica that is furthest from the ocean. At 3718 metres above sea-level it is in the Australian zone and seldom visited.

Apparently the bust is made of plastic.

Now that’s something you don’t see everyday.   What next?  A big plastic Jeebus…?